Most of the children here don’t know they are HIV+. It’s too risky. Their teachers don’t know. Their neighbors definitely don’t know because if they did, they would have to move again. They’ve moved eight times in ten years, all 28 children. If their teachers knew, they would be isolated and discriminated against or, Read More

Bethany understands her need for a family very well. This joyful 13-year-old lost both of her parents when she was 4 years old, and moved in with her grandma, who she then lost when she was 9 years old. Now as Bethany approaches 14 years old, and is getting closer to the age at, Read More

Across China, many children with Down syndrome are waiting for loving adoptive families. Recently, our orphanage partners asked for help to find families for 16 children with Down syndrome, ages 10 months to 3 years old — each precious, each in need of a family to bring them home. There are Special Blessings grants, Read More

Isaac is not shy of the spotlight and when someone pulls out a camera, he loves to strike different poses and perform. His foster family describes him as an extrovert who smiles a lot and gets along with others well. He has lived with his foster family since 2013 and he is very close, Read More

At one special medical foster home in China, orphaned and abandoned children from all over China with severe medical needs, health conditions and special needs receive such amazing care, they blossom right before their caregiver’s eyes. Peace House is not an actual house, but rather a small apartment on the 26th floor of an, Read More

It’s very hard to advocate for children you can’t see. That’s why Holt’s registration status in China is so critical. Jian stands leaning on a crib in a dimly lit room with high windows, while a half-moon of neatly dressed men and women hang on her every word. All around her, more cribs, each, Read More

Theo likes to break misconceptions. When I was told that the next child I would get to see in the orphanage was a 6-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and multiple lower limb issues, I automatically had a picture in my head of what this child might be like. The effects of CP can vary, Read More

Declan is a healthy little guy with Down syndrome who came into care when he was about one month old. Energetic and outgoing, Declan will seek out others to play with and he is especially good friends with Carter, another waiting child in has care center. The two like to play together.

Your child is sick. Horribly, deathly sick. Is there any worst nightmare for any mom — or any parent — anywhere? As an adoptive mom of four children with complex heart disease, Andrea Olson knows exactly what this feels like. “We loved her, played with her, listened as she called me ‘mama’ for the, Read More

On a recent trip to China, Holt social worker Amy Castle fell in love with an 11-year-old named Shane. Her heart broke for him as he witnessed his other friends at the orphanage prepare to meet their adoptive families and she couldn’t help but wonder, “When will it be Shane’s turn?”